Published On: Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

Is this the best time to visit Mexico?

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Journalist, travel expert and Forbes Magazine contributor Larry Olmsted just recently published a mighty interesting article on Forbes.com stating “Why is now the best time to travel to Mexico“. He mentions different tourist destinations, and obviously includes San Miguel de Allende as one of the must-see sites in our country.

There was a lot of shock, awe, and some mixed reactions when the 2016 Election results came in. Depending which side you were on, you might feel that you deserve a celebratory vacation or you might just really need to get away for a while. Either way, you can benefit from one unintended consequence of the tight race: on Wednesday morning, the Mexican peso hit an all-time low against the U.S. dollar. It has since continued to slide, losing 12% of its value in just two days, and it was already a pretty good value proposition. Yesterday theChicago Tribune ran predictions of analysts who suggested an additional 7-25% in decline could arrive before year’s end – just six weeks away.

While the dollar has been strong for travelers lately with recent highs against the Euro and British Pound, this is different, a truly historic event. There has literally never been a better time to travel to Mexico from a cost perspective (of course, to fully enjoy the discounts, you want your hotel rates in pesos, not dollars).

Image: internationalliving.com

Image: internationalliving.com

Travel to Mexico has other appeals: its close enough for a weekend, diverse enough for a month-long trip. There’s no more time change than in this country and no more jet lag. But most of all, it has numerous excellent vacation destinations for every taste. I’ve been many times, and these are some of the best leisure destinations in Mexico, and some of my favorites.

San Miguel de Allende: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful Colonial city dates to the 16th century and is famous for its arts, home to an important school for painters.

The historic center is extremely well preserved, appearing similar to how it did 250 years ago, and the city has proven extremely popular with ex-pat retirees.

In recent years, San Miguel has gotten a lot of press in travel magazines and newspapers and has become something of a tourism hotspot, and a spate of luxury hotels have sprung up around San Miguel, including offerings from Rosewood and Belmond.

Click here for full article on Forbes.com

Source: http://www.forbes.com/

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